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Old 07-21-2004, 05:22 PM   #16
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http://users.lichtsnel.nl/pub/slackware/gDesklets/


.::: How I installed gDesklets-0.26.1 on Slackware 9.0 :::..
(updated and revised for use with Slackware 10.0 & gDesklets-0.30pre)

Quote:
I spent over 4 hours trying to get this installed and working. After trying out numerous different packages, I had to go from source. This walkthrough will cover installing from source, using checkinstall to make your packages for easy removal, and provide as much information as possible incase you're not the most talented Linux user. This is not guarenteed to work! I've kept my Slackware 9 setup with mostly fresh install settings, so if you installed Slackware with personal settings etc, you may have issues. Although, if you did that, you probably won't need this walkthrough. All download links are active and working as of 04/28/2004. If they are not when you try this, please use Google
and find it.

All this was done from /home/user/
well i just spent about 8 hours going over all this and working out the kinks for the latest version and i can honestly say that it was worth it. however there's a couple of changes that i'll outline for you, bearing in mind most of what the origional poster remains the same however there are a couple key areas that have changed....

- perry


Download and install the following:

#0. checkinstall-1.5.3-i486-2.tgz
- wget ftp://ftp.slackware.at/slackware-cur...5.3-i486-2.tgz
- installpkg checkinstall-1.5.3-i486-2.tgz

#1. XML-Parser-2.34
- wget http://www.cpan.org/modules/by-modul...er-2.34.tar.gz
- installpkg XML-Parser-2.34.tar.gz

#2. PyGTK-2.2.0
- wget http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sourc...k-2.2.0.tar.gz
- tar zxf pygtk-2.2.0.tar.gz
- cd pygtk-2.2.0
- ./configure --prefix=/usr
- make
- checkinstall
- cd ..

#3. PyORBit-2.0.0
- wget http://freshmeat.net/redir/pyorbit/3...t-2.0.0.tar.gz
- tar zxf pyorbit-2.0.0.tar.gz
- cd pyorbit-2.0.0
- ./configure --prefix=/usr
- make
- checkinstall
- cd ..

#4. gnome-python-2.0.0
- wget http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sourc...n-2.0.0.tar.gz
- tar zxf gnome-python-2.0.0.tar.gz
- cd gnome-python-2.0.0
- ./configure --prefix=/usr
- make
- checkinstall
- cd ..

#5. swig-1.3.19
There are two methods to get this puppy, one is to try the http://www.swig.org way, the other is required if for some reason your make chokes on an obscure bug. If you can get it to compile with it's directions, skip to the next step. Otherwise do it the way I fought it out, using the old "if it isn't broke, don't fix it" approach.
- wget ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/core/...3.19-5.src.rpm
- rpm2tgz swig-1.3.19-5.src.rpm
- tar zxf swig-1.3.19-5.src.tgz
- cd swig-1.3.19-5
- tar zxf swig-1.3.19.tar.gz
- cd SWIG-1.3.19
- ./configure --prefix=/usr --exec_prefix=/usr
- make
- checkinstall
- cd ..

#6. gDesklets-0.30pre
- wget http://pycage.de/download/gdesklets/....30pre.tar.bz2
- tar jxf gDesklets-0.30pre.tar.bz2
- cd gDesklets-0.30pre
- ./configure --prefix=/usr --exec_prefix=/usr
- make
- checkinstall
- cd ..

#7. Create your Display and Sensors directories:
It's at this point things start to get a little blurry... you can do this step but it should not be required given the link I'll give you in step 8.
- mkdir /usr/local/share/gdesklets_sensors
- mkdir /usr/local/share/gdesklets_displays

#8. Download some Displays and Sensors.
Goto this page and follow directions from there.
Do Not do it the way the origional poster of this thread did it. Just get the clock going first...

#9. Add gDesklets to your Startup Sessions.
This step is still valid however, a gdesklets start is required to get things going in 30pre.
- Goto Applications > Desktop Preferences > Advanced > Sessions
- Click on Startup Programs.
- Click on Add.
- Type gdesklets into the 'Startup Command:' box, click OK.
- Click Close.
- Log out of X.
- Log back into X.
- Start up a terminal.

#10. Install the Sensors.
Follow the advice from these people on installing new sensors for 30pre.

#11. Start gdesklets.
$shell> gdesklets start

#11. Configure your Displays.

Once all are loaded and in their spot, right click on each display and goto Configure Display. Play around with all the settings until you find what you like, then set the others to look the same.

I'll make some more refinements after I check the rest of it out. For now I'd just like to thank the origional poster even though he's jumped ship (something about SuperKaramba or some other kde thingy...)

I've gone thru this listing and i might be incorrect on a couple tar parameters but i'm sure your smart enough to handle anything like that.

Hope it works out for you!

- perry

Last edited by perry; 07-23-2004 at 11:58 AM.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 05:26 PM   #17
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hmmm...

i stopped at step #4 and tried my luck with the later version....

got this error message:

Code:
(gDesklets:17183): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.
Could not connect to gnome-session. GNOME session management will not be
available for this application.
gDesklets 0.26.2
Copyright (C) 2003, 2004 The gDesklets Team

This software is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL.
guess i'll restart x and/or reboot and try again, if no luck i'll proceed with step #5

- perry

 
Old 07-21-2004, 05:38 PM   #18
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well i seem to be getting all kinds of pop ups telling me a sensor couldn't be activated....

on the bright side i think the underlying packages must be agreeable with it so i think i'll have to try my luck with compiling gdesklets and the version mentioned in this thread

looking very promising....

- perry

 
Old 07-21-2004, 05:54 PM   #19
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ok, i went thru the trouble of putting the earlier version on their, now i just get this with nothing showing up anywhere:
Code:
perry@slackware:~$ gdesklets /usr/local/share/gdesklets_displays/psi-displays-v0.2/*.display
Could not connect to gnome-session. GNOME session management will not be
available for this application.
gDesklets 0.26.1
Copyright (C) 2003, 2004 Martin Grimme, Christian Meyer, Jesse Andrews

This software is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL.

perry@slackware:~$
hmmmm....

the pics on the gdesklets site look too delicious to give up on....

-perry
 
Old 07-21-2004, 05:59 PM   #20
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does it make any difference that i compiling and building all these as su i wonder....

looked into the README that comes with it and it shows a different way to compile, however i do like this checkinstall thingy

- perry
 
Old 07-21-2004, 10:09 PM   #21
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FINALLY!!! : How-To: Install gdesklets on Slackware 9.0 - Updated for 10.0!

.::: How I installed gDesklets-0.26.1 on Slackware 9.0 :::..
(updated and revised for use with Slackware 10.0 & gDesklets-0.30pre)

Quote:
I spent over 4 hours trying to get this installed and working. After trying out numerous different packages, I had to go from source. This walkthrough will cover installing from source, using checkinstall to make your packages for easy removal, and provide as much information as possible incase you're not the most talented Linux user. This is not guarenteed to work! I've kept my Slackware 9 setup with mostly fresh install settings, so if you installed Slackware with personal settings etc, you may have issues. Although, if you did that, you probably won't need this walkthrough. All download links are active and working as of 04/28/2004. If they are not when you try this, please use Google
and find it.

All this was done from /home/user/
well i just spent about 8 hours going over all this and working out the kinks for the latest version and i can honestly say that it was worth it. however there's a couple of changes that i'll outline for you, bearing in mind most of what the origional poster remains the same however there are a couple key areas that have changed....

- perry


Download and install the following:

#0. checkinstall-1.5.3-i486-2.tgz
- wget ftp://ftp.slackware.at/slackware-cur...5.3-i486-2.tgz
- installpkg checkinstall-1.5.3-i486-2.tgz

#1. XML-Parser-2.34
- wget http://www.cpan.org/modules/by-modul...er-2.34.tar.gz
- installpkg XML-Parser-2.34.tar.gz

#2. PyGTK-2.2.0
- wget http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sourc...k-2.2.0.tar.gz
- tar zxf pygtk-2.2.0.tar.gz
- cd pygtk-2.2.0
- ./configure --prefix=/usr
- make
- checkinstall
- cd ..

#3. PyORBit-2.0.0
- wget http://freshmeat.net/redir/pyorbit/3...t-2.0.0.tar.gz
- tar zxf pyorbit-2.0.0.tar.gz
- cd pyorbit-2.0.0
- ./configure --prefix=/usr
- make
- checkinstall
- cd ..

#4. gnome-python-2.0.0
- wget http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sourc...n-2.0.0.tar.gz
- tar zxf gnome-python-2.0.0.tar.gz
- cd gnome-python-2.0.0
- ./configure --prefix=/usr
- make
- checkinstall
- cd ..

#5. swig-1.3.19
There are two methods to get this puppy, one is to try the http://www.swig.org way, the other is required if for some reason your make chokes on an obscure bug. If you can get it to compile with it's directions, skip to the next step. Otherwise do it the way I fought it out, using the old "if it isn't broke, don't fix it" approach.
- wget ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/core/...3.19-5.src.rpm
- rpm2tgz swig-1.3.19-5.src.rpm
- tar zxf swig-1.3.19-5.src.tgz
- cd swig-1.3.19-5
- tar zxf swig-1.3.19.tar.gz
- cd SWIG-1.3.19
- ./configure --prefix=/usr --exec_prefix=/usr
- make
- checkinstall
- cd ..

#6. gDesklets-0.30pre
- wget http://pycage.de/download/gdesklets/....30pre.tar.bz2
- tar jxf gDesklets-0.30pre.tar.bz2
- cd gDesklets-0.30pre
- ./configure --prefix=/usr --exec_prefix=/usr
- make
- checkinstall
- cd ..

#7. Create your Display and Sensors directories:
It's at this point things start to get a little blurry... you can do this step but it should not be required given the link I'll give you in step 8.
- mkdir /usr/local/share/gdesklets_sensors
- mkdir /usr/local/share/gdesklets_displays

#8. Download some Displays and Sensors.
Goto this page and follow directions from there.
Do Not do it the way the origional poster of this thread did it. Just get the clock going first...

#9. Add gDesklets to your Startup Sessions.
This step is still valid however, a gdesklets start is required to get things going in 30pre.
- Goto Applications > Desktop Preferences > Advanced > Sessions
- Click on Startup Programs.
- Click on Add.
- Type gdesklets into the 'Startup Command:' box, click OK.
- Click Close.
- Log out of X.
- Log back into X.
- Start up a terminal.

#10. Install the Sensors.
Follow the advice from these people on installing new sensors for 30pre.

#11. Start gdesklets.
$shell> gdesklets start

#11. Configure your Displays.

Once all are loaded and in their spot, right click on each display and goto Configure Display. Play around with all the settings until you find what you like, then set the others to look the same.

I'll make some more refinements after I check the rest of it out. For now I'd just like to thank the origional poster even though he's jumped ship (something about SuperKaramba or some other kde thingy...)

I've gone thru this listing and i might be incorrect on a couple tar parameters but i'm sure your smart enough to handle anything like that.

Hope it works out for you!

- perry

Last edited by perry; 07-22-2004 at 12:53 AM.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 11:58 PM   #22
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Bug Parade!

Well,

I'm going to have to figure out why I can only get the damn clock running, but perhaps I'll do that tomorrow. Here's a report on where I ended up. I'm sure I'll get it figured out tomorrow.

almost there!

- perry

 
Old 07-26-2004, 08:01 PM   #23
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oh nice work, but i have the same problem, only the clocks work. If you find a solution please post here, thank you
 
Old 07-26-2004, 11:56 PM   #24
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Quote:
Originally posted by DDrDark
oh nice work, but i have the same problem, only the clocks work. If you find a solution please post here, thank you
thank you actually!

i was going to go thru the process of reinstalling everything just to see if i screwed up somewhere but since you've gone thru my steps and arrived at the same conclusion, we'll have to accept that 30pre is just not ready. they did say "it's got bugs"...

however, what you might want to do in the meantime is check out the wonderful platform that it's built on. all these gdesklets are utilizing the very best in corba and the coolest lanuage i've seen in a long time (cool that is because it looks nice in my editor - which means it's nice to work with) and thats Python!

check it out!

http://www.python.org/

- perry
 
Old 07-27-2004, 08:31 AM   #25
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ok, 030pre is jut not ready
and... if I follow the same steps, but install the 0.26.2? will work? I try to this and post then with the conclusions. Please you try your idea (install everything again and follow the steps)... well.. thank you for the answers and time
 
Old 07-27-2004, 03:05 PM   #26
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well, today I try to run gdesklets follow the steps installation for 0.30pre (try with 0.26.2) but now, doesnt works neither psi displays nor clocks displays... omg! its to hard to install?

Please if anybody knows how to install gdesklets on slackware 10, post here
Thanks
 
Old 07-27-2004, 03:14 PM   #27
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I installed the 0.30pre, and the starterbar work, but I only see a black dot, when I click "New Starter" in the menu, doesnt work :/
Drop aplications, to
 
Old 07-30-2004, 03:29 AM   #28
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i know!

and it breaks my heart life you can't imagine! to be so close to something so cool and yet so far away....

i'm thinking, the best way to troubleshoot this puppy, until the developers get everything worked out, is to take each and every step mentioned to get it installed and learn about each one. find out namely where they install on the system and what it is that they can really do.

typically to run example programs say for the corba, and the python separately and all the other layers. being a systems analyst for many years, you soon realize that when dealing a needle in a haystack what you want to do is simply neaten things up a bit and before you know, wella, the damn thing starts working!

but i got to work on my taxes first

but look on the bright side, isn't it soooo cool to be Learning all about Linux!

it's such a pretty operating system, in more ways than one!

- perry
 
Old 07-30-2004, 04:07 PM   #29
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Tenative Solution!

I was emailed recently with the probable cause of 30pre failings....

possible fix for 30pre

it appears they left out a crucial snippit of code to handle the differences, now at the moment i still don't know if it's going to work but it's worth a try.

convert.py

ok, so i did this and tried another display, i tried Calender and Rythmic to no avail, there seemed to be no difference. but i don't know if i got something else screwed up in my install or if something has to be done with the convert.py file other than copy it to that directory

try it yourselfs and see if you can get anywhere with it

i dunno...

- perry

Last edited by perry; 07-30-2004 at 04:23 PM.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 04:09 AM   #30
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Re: How-To: Install gdesklets on Slackware 9.0

Quote:
Originally posted by artistikone
[B].::: How I installed gDesklets-0.26.1 on Slackware 9.0 :::..
.........
/B]
Hi all

Has any folk tried this procedure on Fedora Core 2. Any comment or suggestion?

TIA

B.R.
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